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:: MWW is seeking Interns for Fall & Spring Semesters! ::

3 Jul

Meagan Warren Weddings is seeking interns for the Fall 2013 and Spring 2014 wedding seasons.  Interested candidates should send an email to Meagan@meaganwarren.com titled {Intern 2013-2014} with a resume, cover letter and 3 references.  Please be sure to add why you are interested in working in the wedding industry.

Applications will be accepted between July 8 – August 1, 2013. No phone calls please. Chosen interns will be notified by August 10, 2013.

We are seeking interns for the upcoming Fall & Spring wedding seasons {September – December 2013} and {January – May 2014} respectively.  This is an unpaid internship. Ideal candidates are current college students or recent college graduates. Interns of Meagan Warren Weddings need to exude the following criteria:

  • The intern should possess the necessary computer and communication skills to succeed in the industry … Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook, etc.
  • The intern should act responsibly and present him or herself in a professional manner.
  • The intern should have a basic understanding of the wedding business.
  • Accountability: Interns will be required to complete weekly research assignments, make phone calls and assist with projects throughout the semester.
  • Interns must work Saturdays when there is a wedding scheduled … this includes setup in the AM and breakdown at the end of the night.
  • Intern must have reliable transportation, a computer/laptop and a cell phone
  • Intern must have enthusiasm and willing to put forth 110% to make the wedding a success.

We appreciate your time and interest in working with Meagan Warren Weddings.

{Happy Planning!}

Meagan

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{Wedding Highlight – Lindsay Moore & Brian}

23 Dec

Lindsay Moore and Brian celebrated their one-year anniversary last month– congrats you two! Their gorgeous fall wedding was held on November 12, 2011 at St. Stephen’s Evangelical Lutheran Church in Lexington, SC with a reception that followed at the Embassy Suites Hotel in Columbia, SC.

The florals for this wedding were absolutely STUNNING! Scott Jones with American Floral did an amazing job creating high and low centerpieces for this sit-down dinner as well as constructing a dramatic, hydrangea-filled arch as you entered the ballroom. Simply gorgeous!

My favorite parts of this wedding were the gorgeous colors, linens and attention to detail. We added an orchid to each place setting that was also accented with custom menu cards, lush lamour napkins and silky Shantung linens.

We were also honored to have this wedding featured in the Carolina Bride Winter/Spring 2012 issue. What a gorgeous, gorgeous bride! Much love to Lindsay Moore & Brian on their first year of marriage.

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Vendor Love:

{Band}: The Necessary Band 

{Cake}: Parkland Cakes

{Florist}: American Floral

{Linens, Furniture, Napkins & Chairs}: Palmetto Party Rental

{Makeup Artist}: Sabrina Trotti

{Photographer}: Kathy Moore | Moore Photographing

{Stationary & Calligraphy}: Jot Papers

{Venue}: Embassy Suites

{Votives, Chargers & Place Cards}: Meagan Warren Weddings

Happy Planning,

Meagan

{Wedding Highlight ~ Catherine & Alex}

15 Oct

Catherine and Alex just celebrated their one-year anniversary – congrats you two! Their vibrant Fall wedding was held on October 1, 2011 at The Hall at Senate’s End in Columbia, SC.

Catherine chose a very jewel-toned color palette reminiscent of colorful gemstones… hot pink, bright orange and deep purple. So, we had a lot of fun playing around with different fabrics and textures. The oh-so-talented Vicki Walker, with Carolina Blossoms, created Catherine’s beautiful florals.

Catherine added a few, very personal touches and even made the favors {a sweet package of hot cocoa with marshmallows that had hearts cut out of the middle… with a tag that said ‘c + a… our warmest thanks… 10.1.11.’  We heart you Catherine & Alex… thanks for letting us be a part of your wedding day!

Click here to view more pictures of Catherine & Alex’s wedding!

Vendor Love:

{Caterer}: DuPre’s Catering & Events

{Cake}: Laura Nutt, Friend of the Bride

{DJ}: TJ McKay

{Lanterns & Signage}: Meagan Warren Weddings

{Limo}: CMI Limo

{Linens, Tables & Chairs}: Palmetto Party Rental

{Photographer}: Dianne Personett Photography

{Venue}: The Hall at Senate’s End

 

Happy Planning,

Meagan

:: Meagan Warren Weddings is Seeking Interns for 2013! ::

11 Oct

Meagan Warren Weddings is seeking interns for the 2013 Spring and Summer wedding seasons.  Interested candidates should send an email to Meagan@meaganwarren.com titled {Intern 2013} with a resume, cover letter and 3 references.  Please be sure to add why you are interested in working in the wedding industry.

Applications will be accepted between November 15 and November 20, 2012. No phone calls please. Chosen interns will be notified by December 1, 2012.

We are seeking interns for the upcoming Spring and Summer wedding seasons {February – May 2013} and {May-August 2013} respectively.  This is an unpaid internship. Ideal candidates are current college students or recent college graduates. Interns of Meagan Warren Weddings need to exude the following criteria:

  • The intern should possess the necessary computer and communication skills to succeed in the industry … Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook, etc.
  • The intern should act responsibly and present him or herself in a professional manner.
  • The intern should have a basic understanding of the wedding business.
  • Accountability: Interns will be required to complete weekly research assignments, make phone calls and assist with projects throughout the semester.
  • Interns must work Saturdays when there is a wedding scheduled … this includes setup in the AM and breakdown at the end of the night.
  • Intern must have reliable transportation, a computer/laptop and a cell phone
  • Intern must have enthusiasm and willing to put forth 110% to make the wedding a success.

We appreciate your time and interest in working with Meagan Warren Weddings.

{Happy Planning!}

Meagan

{Wedding Highlight ~ Caroline & David}

8 Oct

This couple has such a special story… the first day that I met with them to discuss their wedding… the mother of the groom and I realized that I had grown up with the groom. David and I actually went to kindergarten together. Small world!

The story of how Caroline and David met is even more interesting… while the mother of the groom was in the hospital – Caroline happened to be her nurse. The mother thought Caroline was so dear and gorgeous, and she decided to set her son up with the nurse! They went on a few dates, got engaged… and so the story goes!

We were honored to be a part of their beautiful, Fall wedding. Caroline is one, gorgeous bride – she is originally from Brazil. The colors consisted of burnt oranges, chocolate browns, rosy reds and touches of gold. And, to add in that touch of ‘home,’ the menu consisted of Brazilian traditions, such as Fresh Tilapia with a Mango Salsa, Polenta Cakes, Black Beans, and more. The couple even had a choreographed First Dance to the song ‘Time of My Life’ from the movie, Dirty Dancing. Omgeeeee…. we love. So, take a glimpse at these gorgeous photographs captured by the talented Amanda Zabrocki Photography. Enjoy!

Click here to view more pictures of Caroline & David‘s wedding.

Vendor Love:

{Band}: The Coastal Breeze Band

{Caterer}: DuPre’s Catering & Events

{Cupcakes}: Cupcake in the Vista

{Linens, Tables & Chairs}: Palmetto Party Rental

{Photographer}: Amanda Zabrocki Photography

And… {Happy Anniversary} to this sweet couple on October 8!

Happy Planning,

Meagan

Wedding Rehearsal Etiquette

10 Sep

Michaelis-Garrett Wedding at the SC Lace House, June 2011. Florals by American Floral. Photography courtesy of Dave Gilbert Photography and Katie Hart | Hart Photography.

As the old saying goes, “practice makes perfect!”  That is what your wedding rehearsal is for!  This is the time when a wedding coordinator/planner comes in very handy.  They are there to help prompt the wedding party on their duties during the ceremony and can be a big help in keeping everything organized.

The best place to conduct the rehearsal is where the ceremony will take place.  If this is unavailable, try to find a location that will allow you to “recreate” the setting.  The first thing you should do at your rehearsal is to make sure everyone knows where to stand during the ceremony.  (If someone is missing, don’t worry.  Just be sure you leave space for them when practicing.) Since everyone should be standing at the front, this is a good time to practice the recessional.

The recessional begins with the bride and groom leaving together followed by the Flower Girl, Ring Bearer, Maid/Matron of Honor and Best Man, and then the remaining Bridesmaids and Groomsmen coupled together.  Once the outer bridesmaid and groomsman take their leave, the parents of the Bride will follow and then the parents of the Groom followed by the grandparents of the Bride and Groom.

Next, practice the processional.  If you plan on using ushers {Rule is 1 per 50 Guests}, make sure you assign a certain usher to whom they will be ushering in to avoid confusion on the day of.  Typically, grandparents of the Groom are seated first followed by the grandparents of the Bride.  Next, the parents of the Groom are seated followed by the bride’s Mother.  The Officiant will then come out followed by the Groom and Best Man.

Once the Groom and Groomsmen are in their place, the processional music should begin and the bridal party will begin their march.  The outermost Bridesmaid enters first followed by the remaining Bridesmaids, Maid/Matron of Honor, Ring Bearer, and Flower Girl {of course, nowadays this rule is flexible… and they can enter from the inside out as well!}.  Once all are in their position, the Bride will then process in with her escort on their left arm.  Once close enough, the Groom may come towards the Bride.  The Officiant will ask who presents this Bride and the escort will respond.  Once done so, the escort may kiss the Bride, if they so desire, and then sit next to the Bride’s Mother.  The Bride then takes the arm of the Groom and both turn towards the Officiant.

Make sure you go through each of the ceremony steps including the handing off of the bouquet and rings and if any other props will be used.  It isn’t a bad idea to go through the recessional and processional a few times, especially if the wedding party is sizeable.

 

{Happy Planning!}

Wedding Guest Attire

11 Aug

The type of attire to wear to a wedding depends largely on the time of day it takes place.  Generally, a short dress in almost any color {except white} is deemed appropriate save a formal event occurring in the evening.  Unless otherwise stated on your invitation, the following will give you an idea of appropriate attire to wear depending on the time of day and formality of the event.

{For Women}  If the wedding takes place during the day and is either informal or semi-formal, a nice sundress dress will do.  During the evening hours [after 6pm] for both types, a cocktail dress is more appropriate. If it’s a formal daytime wedding, wear a short dress, but be sure it lacks an excess of sequins as this can make you appear overdressed.  A formal evening wedding requires a long formal or short cocktail dress with a touch of glam {think elegant and classy… such as a black tie affair!}

{For Men}  If the wedding is informal and takes place during the day, a dress shirt and dress pants should be worn [with possibly a bow tie or tie if you’re feeling up to it.]  For an informal evening or semi-formal day wedding, a nice suit is appropriate.  A semi-formal evening and formal day requires a dark suit and tie whereas a formal evening can mean a tuxedo if the invitation specifies a black tie event.  If the woman is wearing a short formal dress, then a dark suit will do for a formal evening.

The most formal attire for a wedding is white tie, which is usually specified on the wedding invitation.  For this event, women should wear floor-length evening/ball gowns while men dress in tailcoats, white shirt, white vest and tie, white gloves, and black opera shoes.

If you are still unsure of the type of attire appropriate for the wedding, try contacting other guests, those in the bridal party or even the bride and groom to make sure you’re chosen attire is on track!

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